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Black Couple Gives Birth To White, Blonde, Blue-Eyed Baby [Pictures]

 

A Nigerian couple in London have defied genetics, and astounded researchers by giving birth to a blond, blue-eyed baby.

Baby Nmachi  Ihegboro was born at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, Kent.     At first it was believed that baby Nmachi was an albino, but doctors ruled out that possibility.

Neither of the parents have any mixed race family history, which is why the case is rare.

“She doesn’t look like an albino child anyway – not like the ones I’ve seen back in Nigeria or in books,” father Ben Ihegboro told The Sun. “She just looks like a healthy white baby.” The father, also ruled out any possibility that the baby was not his. “Of course, she’s mine. My wife is true to me. Even if she hadn’t been, the baby still wouldn’t look like that,” said Ben.

Professor Bryan Sykes, head of Human Genetics at Oxford University, claims that in mixed race humans, the lighter variant of skin tone may come out in a child – and this can sometimes be startlingly different to the skin of the parents.

The professor also explained that the possibility is common in the Caribbean where interracial mixing is common, but not in a country like Nigeria where there is little mixing.

He said that both parents would have needed some form of white ancestry for a pale version of their genes to be passed on.  The only way to explain such an outcome is due to some form of genetic mutation.

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  • DNA

    Hmm I need to see DNA results first….but anything is possible.

  • Kit Kat

    I have one

  • Kit Kat

    I have one of these babies.

  • DUH..

    How come people dont know that that’s possible.. It’s not shocking to me. African or Black is the oldest gene and it can produce nay race of baby, it is only genetics, that’s why everyone’s kids look so damn different.. o.O gosh, learn this stuff people, learn it. lmao

  • js

    i wanna see what the baby will grow up to look like

  • Dani AH

    I agree with DNA, I would need to see some DNA results first. But almost anything is possible. No, not anything and everything, ALMOST anything/everything.

    Try slamming a revolving door. Or “popping” out of bed in the morning. Black parents and siblings, white baby? Oddly done. I’d say ‘Show me the DNA test results!’ if I had a black baby with a white man. Yes, I’m white.

  • Diva

    That baby is albino, I think???

  • Ojejenu Grace

    …..the DNA. call for my comment after the DNA.

  • Gaius

    Nwanne akwagi nwere ndi agbatobi? translation: Brother i hope u have neighbours….. Noting like DNA oh! that pikin belongs to a white……

  • jupita

    did anybody read the story?
    the baby isnt albino (she has blue eyes,meaning she doesnt lack the pigment alboni dont have)
    the baby is white, not mixed race.
    even genetic experts are puzzled
    the hospital must have tried to look for mistakes, probably a switch but what kind of midwife would deliver a black baby and return with a white one?

  • tiL us the TRUTH

    I know anythings possible but you have to rule out all other possiblities 1st.I believe she slept with a white man,whose genes where dominant, I have seen and know bi-racial peoples who have a “black” mother and “white” father,who look like they are pure white,don’t look like they have a drop on black blood in them.And like I said before,the older girl is a “brown” shade,not dark color like her parents or other “Nigerian”people,so think about that to.

    • CINDY WARD

      TO THE PERSON THAT SAID THE MOTHER MAY HAVE SLEPT WITH A WHITE MAN & HIS GENES WERE STRONG SO, THE BABY MUST BE MIXED (PLUS SHE HAS SEEN THIS HAPPEN WHEN A BLK WOMAN & WHITE MAN GET TOGETHER & THE BABY COMES OUT LOOKING WHITE)! I SAY LOG-OFF & PICK UP A BOOK EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THE “BLACK GENE” IS ALWAYS DOMINANT. BESIDES, THIS BABY IS “WHITE” IS THE SAME REASON ALL THE “WHITE” PEOPLE ON EARTH IS WHITE…THE BLACK GENE HAS TWO SEEDS THE BLACK SEED & THE BROWN SEED & 6000 YEARS AGO A EVIL SCIENTIST DECIDED TWO MAKE A NEW RACE OF PEOPLE SO, HE SEPARATED THE BLACK SEED FROM THE BROWN SEED (HE ALSO MADE A BIRTH CONROL LAW) ONLY FAIR SKINNED BLACKS WERE ALLOWED TO MARRY TO HELP PRODUCE FIAIR SKINNED BABIES…ALL DARK SKINNED BABIES WERE KILLED. IT TOOK 600 YEARS TO PRODUCE A BLONDE HEAD, BLUE EYED, WHITE SKIN PERSON! THIS MAY SOUND OUTRAGEOUS BUT, IT’S IN THE BIBLE JACOB OR YAKUB WAS THE NAME OF THE PERSON I AM TALKING ABOUT. “WHITES” CARRY THE IZ YT MATATION GENE THAT WHY YOU ARE WHITE…LET THE TRUTH SET YOU FREE!

  • http://www.blackplanet.com/enigmanetx EnigmaNetxx

    this is Not new…my great grandmother (Harriett)was born
    looking the same way..she passed for white in 1874.
    It didnt show up again, until one aunt and two uncles were born from my grand mother (Geneva) in 1913 through 1926, fair with blue eyes. Misegenation with germans

  • Sha

    The child looks like an albino. That was my first impression when I saw the picture. An albino can have blue eyes as well as pink eyes. She looks almost like an Australian Aborigine, with lighter skin. It is very possible for two dark-skinned parents two have a child with the appearance of this couple’s child since albinism is a genetic mutation. Doctors can be wrong. I say do a DNA test to prove paternity if there are questions. I guess the possibility that this is the result of a genetic mutation will only be accepted after a conclusive DNA test is done.

  • Ronald Smith

    My grandfather said that whites are black folks with a genetic disorder (Genetic Recessive), a genetic disorder is an illness caused by abnormalities in genes or chromosomes. While some diseases, such as cancer, are due in part to genetic disorders, they can also be caused by environmental factors.

    Grand dad said liver or age spots are the result of white skin trying to protect itself from sun exposure by producing melanin. Melanin is the pigment that make indigenous people dark sikned. According to him, Indigenous people have even birth to whites by a skin disorder called albinisms.

    Albinism is an inherited condition present at birth, characterized by a lack of pigment that normally gives color to the skin, hair, and eyes. Many types of albinism exist, all of which involve lack of pigment in varying degrees. The condition, which is found in all races, may be accompanied by eye problems and may lead to skin cancer later in life.

    Skin cancer is prevalent among whites, maybe no!

  • BobTyranT

    This iz an insult to my intelligence and any fool who believes dis baby was born by two black people needs to have their headz examined! Either dat child iz albino or her mother was gettin tha bidness fro Michael Keaton PERIOD

  • ponygurl

    Oh, people get a grip!!!! If the parents didn’t worry about DNA, why should you? If you don’t believe that baby is theirs, fine, but don’t show your ignorance. It makes you look pathetic.

  • I DA PAPPY!!!

    @ponymule
    They the ones smilen 4 photos,putn they business out for every one to hear and see, u must care about what people have to say,given u reading,the s h i t we post.Who yo babiesssssssssssssssss daddiesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss???

  • Asia

    Funny how ignorant people can be…..Whatever white people who want to be in denial about this but news check……THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME IN AFRICA!!!! Albino’s or not white people are a genetic mutation and come from black people. If you do not believe me then follow the link below. Oh yeah it feels soooo good to be black….Lol

  • Asia

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxgS9RKwKbU&hl=en_US&fs=1]

    • Baz

      One, the baby is not an albino. She is Caucasian looking. Her hair and skin do not fit with that of an albino.
      Two, scientists seem to be saying that there has to be some Caucasian ancestry along with a mutation at play. Three, unlike what Asia seems to be saying this is not simply just a mutation with no Caucasian genes. It’s highly unlikely. A mutation, sure, but occurring in a person with some mixed ancestry. Four, the couple are Igbo, Ibo, and the Ibo are considered to among the lighter skinned people of Nigeria and some Ibo claim Jewish heritage, East African heritage, and East Africans tend to be somewhat lighter skinned and are mixed. There are so many light skinned Ibo people, and some have colored eyes. Thus, there is an assumption by some that black must mean you are black skinned everywhere in Africa. It’s not true for many of the Igbo people who are often fair skinned. This child is an Igbo child.

    • Think aboutit

      @ Joe, you’re a disgrace! I bet you have a lot of white friends and revere them above your own people. Wow!
      It doesn’t take a whole lot of brains, just a lot of brute force and disregard for others to go into areas and totally devastate the people there. Whites have done this everywhere and have oppressed the native people in the places they conquered. Africa was mostly peaceful, the same for the Americas, then came the white man.
      Apparently you’ve never learned or quickly disregarded the accomplishments of the Ancient Egyptians who were originally black (it was much later when the Hyksos kings who were semetic, and the ptolemy kings who were roman, came into the picture in Egypt). What you should be asking is WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN had it not been for the white man in Africa (and America as well, the people in America were doing very well. too bad the white man felt the need to “civilize” them. Ha the funny thing is i’d like to know who gave them permission to decide what “civilized” is, especially when their action all through history have been anything but civilized). Still to this day they go around like the big bad wolf, threatening with war if other countries don’t do what they want (who the f*** do they think they are???) and totally going in and devastating countries who refuse to bow down and comply.

    • Coolz1

      Well according to a book I read ( History of human) climate played a major factor in human development. Our climate in African is favorable so we did little or no research unlike the Europeans and Asians. for example we have a fertile soil there was no need to think about how we can improve the yield of our crops.
      People living in Europe had to find a way to survive because of harsh winter and less fertile soil otherwise they will not survive. I think this was what gave them the instinct to investigate into what they don’t know.
      Moreover in African we are too superstitious. We are told not to do something without giving the reasons. This Idea is passed from generation to generation. There is no way development can flourish in this condition. I hope I answer your question .

  • oby1knowme

    Clearly that child has Afrikan features. And she looks ALOT like her brother. Look at her nose and the little pouty mouth. *awe*
    The blond hair, blue eye, pale skin is a recessive gene. This dna result may be a repeat of the spawn of the white race. When they gradually migrated into the Caucus (sp) mountains, their features began to change to accomodate the temperate/environmental change. With some genetic manipulation (selective breeding)…ta da…. the Caucasian race. :-)

  • Asia

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjBlZl8RON8&hl=en_US&fs=1]

  • AL_367

    I grew up in Nigeria and saw many types and variants of people. I often smile when I hear comments from white and black Americans that “you don’t look African” there is no African look. If you take a look at continental Africa you will see so many types of people – tall, short, dark, light, etc. in various combinations. It is God’s original creation lab! I have seen blue eyed children in Nigeria that are not bi-racial and people just accept as another manifestation of life. I guess in western countries obsessed with “whiteness” skin color, hair color and silly things like that – occasional situations like this that are rare would be seen as a case of infidelity on the part of the mother.

  • Baz

    I think it’s great that there are parents who are very dark with a white looking child. I would also like to see black parents adopt white children and not just the other way around. I remember seeing a story of how a black family raised a white girl. I forget how it happened, and for that girl her true mother was this black woman. I think some people have this idea that there is this pure black and pure white. Parts of West Africa and North Africa are mixed. I read somewhere that parts of West Africa has people with some Caucasian DNA just as parts of Europe has East Asian DNA. The Igbo, I don’t know much about their ancestry, but they are fair skinned in many cases when compared to many Nigerians. Tragically, the Igbo people in the late 60s lost over a million to starvation. The Igbo once had a country called Biafra. They are mostly Christian. They can be of different skin colors from very dark to rather light skinned. Some Africans are surprised by the way some of the Igbo look like, but this mutation is very, very unusual. Anyway, with more mixing in the world expect to see more black couples with white babies.

  • Ronald Smith

    The oldest Homo sapiens Fossils push human emergence back to 195,000 years ago

    Geologist Frank Brown, dean of mines and Earth sciences at the University of Utah, crouches on Ethiopia’s Kibish rock formation, where Brown and colleagues determined that fossilized bones of Homo sapiens were 195,000 years old — the oldest fossils of the our species ever found. Credit: Ian McDougall, Australian National University

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    Full size image available here

    When the bones of two early humans were found in 1967 near Kibish, Ethiopia, they were thought to be 130,000 years old. A few years ago, researchers found 154,000- to 160,000-year-old human bones at Herto, Ethiopia. Now, a new study of the 1967 fossil site indicates the earliest known members of our species, Homo sapiens, roamed Africa about 195,000 years ago.

    “It pushes back the beginning of anatomically modern humans,” says geologist Frank Brown, a co-author of the study and dean of the University of Utah’s College of Mines and Earth Sciences.

    The journal Nature is publishing the study in its Thursday Feb. 17, 2005, issue. Brown conducted the research with geologist and geochronologist Ian McDougall of Australian National University in Canberra, and anthropologist John Fleagle of New York state’s Stony Brook University.

    The researchers dated mineral crystals in volcanic ash layers above and below layers of river sediments that contain the early human bones. They conclude the fossils are much older than a 104,000-year-old volcanic layer and very close in age to a 196,000-year-old layer, says Brown.

    “These are the oldest well-dated fossils of modern humans (Homo sapiens) currently known anywhere in the world,” the scientists say in a summary of the study.
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    Now show me the documentation that dates the bones of the Caucasian. If you can’t find any such documentation, then it should be logical to any one with a non-racist mind to conclude the African has justification to conclude that he was first on the earth. When God said let there be light, he had already created darkness.

  • roger

    that child can not be white.perfect beings can not bring forth imperfect beings

  • Anja

    Why are black people so obsessed with letting the world know that the blond, blue-eyed people that came from Scandinavia were once black? It seems, in my opinion like an inferiority complex.
    Unless it’s possible the parents have distant white South American in their ancestry and they won the genetic lottery so to speak.
    Lastly, yes I am fully aware that humanity has it’s roots in Africa!

  • Winfidel

    What can i say the dad looks gullible and the child looks British.

  • Tissia

    No matter what the case is… She is a very beautiful baby and looks like she has a very loving family. I wish them all the best and the mother and father many more!!! = )

  • http://yahoo.com kiki

    D…N….A T….E….S…T :D

  • Amy

    This is so genetically simple… I learned it in 9th grade! Two dark-skinned, dark-eyed and dark-haired parents can indeed give birth to a light-skinned, blond-haired and blue-eyed baby. The parents obviously both carry these recessive genes and donated them to the baby. It certainly doesn’t have to be albinism. The article mentions that the parents SAY they don’t have any genetic history of carrying recessive genes, but how far back did they look? Just remember: dark genes donated to a child show — but that doesn’t mean the parents don’t carry light genes as well, which WILL show if both parents donate them.

  • re~al

    r u serious?? people act as if they did not know that african americn people can create reproduce or birth a child of any color the first human body was fund where?? africa have yu ever seen a white couple give birth to a child of color?? hv u ever seen a white person b able to chang his skin color to black ? ever? why the h** did some people say that she slept with a white man , haha please this is nothing new and as far as i know you dont see a white couple in the headlines hving birthed a person of color afrcanamericans need to realize how they have always been a distnguished people due the fact that they are unique in so many ways who else can do this?? hahahaha inferior my *** drop the stupidity

  • Jojojlc

    I agree she defiantly has African features. And her skin looks like it could darken a little as she gets older. Maybe.

  • kiki

    SUSPECT the child was born in the U.K and not Nigeria D.N.A test needed the baby could be Albino or else the mother cheated with White man

  • Johnny Blaze

    You all are dumb as hell, Whites come from Black period. No DNA needed. Look at the baby skin. If the mother would have cheated, the baby would be mixed with darker skin. You put black with any color there will always be a tint to the skin. And this baby is not a Albino. So this proves that white comes from blacks like every other race of people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrice.goodman Patrice Goodman

    This goes to show you that God is color blind especially when Black couples start having white children. The only color is the blood is red. We only have different skin tones but our blood color is the same.

  • RealitySucks

    it’s very simple, a white woman donated an egg and it was fertilized by a white male sperm donor in the lab (called in-vitro fertilization). The fetus can be put into any womb (black, white or purple) and the fetus will grow and be born. This black woman was just serving as an incubator for the fetus. For those of you who may be naïve enough to believe this, there is no genetic connection between the black couple and the baby. This story was written for very ignorant people. With today’s technology, this can be done very easily.

  • Book

    but the child is not “white” it just has blonde hair & blue eyes.

    • Page

      Hi Book it Ira, I can always find the book